chick with bad leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by span8780, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. span8780

    span8780 New Egg

    Apr 8, 2012
    I have a baby bantam that has a leg that sticks straight back when she stands. I have its legs hobbled now for two days thinking it has splayed legs. Took the hobble off this morning to check its progress and the leg went straight back right away. I have two questions I hope someone can help me with.

    1. How long do you keep the hobbles on the chick that if it is splayed leg and the problem will be fixed should I expect to see improvement?

    2. Do you think that I might have miss diagnosed it and it might be a slipped tendon seeings how the leg stretches straight backwards? The pictures I have seen of splayed leg the foot seems to go to the side.

    She seems to be eating well and drinking fine.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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